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Salt Lake Urban County is Releasing the RFA for the 2020-2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Hard Cost Programs.


Adult Wizards and Witches Will Brew Up Fantastic Fun at County Library’s Adult Wizarding Soirée

Aspiring adult wizards and witches and alumni will enter a magical and fanciful world, complete with mysterious quests and wonderous entertainment at the County Library’s first-ever Adult Wizarding Soirée.


The County Library and Clark Planetarium Amplify Adult Learning with Hands-on STEM Activities

The County Library and Clark Planetarium are proving you’re never too old to learn something new.


The County Library Brings Two Día de los Muertos Celebrations to Salt Lake County

The County Library will celebrate Mexican heritage with two Día de los Muertos celebrations, the first of which will be hosted at its Tyler branch, with the second taking place at the Hunter branch.


Play All Day at the County Library’s International Games Day

Play games and connect with others in the community during a free annual event all about games at the County Library.


Pumpkin Chuckin’, Smashin’, Pie Eatin’ and Decorating Return to West Jordan With the County Library’s Pumpkinpalooza

The County Library will be getting medieval on some pumpkins—literally.


County Library partners with Operation Warm to help Midvale-area kids in need

Hundreds of Midvale-area families won’t need to worry about buying winter coats for their kids, thanks to the County Library and Operation Warm.


Salt Lake City and County to Become Urban Library Capital During Urban Libraries Council Forum

Leaders from nearly 100 major urban library systems across the United States and Canada will convene in Salt Lake City and County for this year’s 2019 Urban Libraries Council Forum.


Find a new-to-you Halloween costume at the County Library’s Costume Swap

Take the stress out of finding a Halloween costume at the County Library’s Costume Swap.


Salt Lake County to Break Ground on New Regional Park in Magna

Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson along with several community leaders will celebrate the beginning of construction on a large regional park in Magna on Wednesday, October 2nd at 10:30 a.m. at the park’s future site located at 4042 South 7200 West.


Best-Selling Clean Romance Authors Coming to County Library Millcreek Branch

Nine Amazon best-selling clean romance authors will mingle with fans at a special County Library meet and greet event.


Salt Lake County Encourages Participation in Survey to Understand Needs of Those Who Need it the Most

Residents Can Help Direct Resources to Where They Are Needed Most.


STDs Remain Most Prevalent Infectious Diseases in SLCo

STD rates among youth are of particular concern; health officials call for improved youth education


Diapers Needed for Annual Diaper Need Awareness Drive

Help promote infant health by donating disposable children’s diapers at the County Library during Utah Diaper Bank’s annual Diaper Need Awareness Drive, September 1–30.


County Invites Residents to Provide Input on Dog Park Site Plans

After completing the dog park site selection process in 2018, three sites were selected to move forward with concept plan development: Wardle Fields Regional Park (Bluffdale), Lodestone Regional Park (Kearns), and the future Magna Regional Park (Magna). The public is encouraged to examine the site plans for each five-to-ten acre dog park and provide feedback.


SLCoHD Reports First Human WNV Case of the Year

Threat of West Nile virus grows as more mosquitoes in Utah test positive.


Send Summer off at the County Library’s Annual Chalk the Walk Sidewalk Art Festival

Spend the day watching artists fill the sidewalks with unique and exciting artwork at the County Library’s third-annual Chalk the Walk art festival.


Summer Readers Receive Free Admission During Library Days at the Natural History Museum of Utah

Participants who completed the County Library’s Summer Reading Program will receive free admission during Library Days at the Natural History Museum of Utah at the Rio Tinto Center at the University of Utah.


County Encourages Input on Regional Trails Master Plan Update

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation invites residents to provide input on an update to the countywide Regional Trails Master Plan in series of open houses across the valley this August.


Not a Perfect Parent? Authors Teach Why That’s OK at the County Library

Clint Edwards, author of I’m Sorry... Love, Your Husband: Honest, Hilarious Stories From a Father of Three Who Made All the Mistakes (and Made Up for Them), and Meredith Ethington, author of Mom Life: Perfection Pending and the popular blog Perfection Pending, will talk about parenting and the perception of perfection.


Fangirls and Fanboys Unite at County Library’s 7th-Annual Teen Anime Convention

For the seventh consecutive year, the County Library is giving fangirls and fanboys a chance to geek out at ToshoCON, a two-day conference for all things anime.


Salt Lake County Health Department Named “Health Department of the Year” by Leading National Public Health Association

SLCoHD’s successful response to hepatitis A outbreak referenced among reasons for recognition


Global Rocket Launch - The County Library

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah—The County Library, Clark Planetarium and the City of West Jordan, along with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, are inviting the public to join a worldwide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission by launching model rockets at West Jordan’s Veterans Memorial Park on Tuesday, July 16, from 10 am–noon.


Salt Lake County, Millcreek and Holladay Issue Joint Statement on Olympus Hills Park

In 2018, Salt Lake County, Millcreek and Holladay officials were approached by mountain bike advocates about the possibility of installing a bike skills park on the eastern section of Olympus Hills Park in Holladay. After some preliminary feasibility work, the county and its municipal partners worked hard to gauge community interest by soliciting public input – receiving and processing hundreds of comments on both sides of the issue.


Summer Reading Kickoff

Blasting rockets, spaceship flight simulators and space floats are pretty entertaining. So is a good book.


Restaurants Approved to Allow Dogs on Patios

This season, 22 Salt Lake County eateries have received a “dog patio” variance


SLCo Parks and Recreation Announces Date for Closure of Marv Jenson Recreation Center

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation has set the date for the closure of Marv Jenson Recreation Center. The 35-year-old facility located at 10300 South Redwood Road will cease operations on March 31, 2020.


Space out on May the 4th at the County Library

Defeat the dark side—or embrace it—at the County Library’s annual May the 4th event.


Citizen and Community Scientists Compete in City Nature Challenge

The Natural History Museum of Utah (NHMU) and the County Library’s Taylorsville branch will join more than 150 cities on six continents in this year’s City Nature Challenge, a quest that challenges people of all ages and backgrounds to observe and submit pictures of wild plants, animals and fungi using the iNaturalist mobile app.


County Library Celebrates Children and Learning at Kids Fiesta

Celebrate día de los niños with live music, piñatas, crafts and more family friendly activities at the County Library’s annual Kids Fiesta celebration.


County Library Breaks Ground for New Daybreak Branch

The County Library announced the groundbreaking for its Daybreak branch, which will take place at 10 am on Earth Day—Monday, April 22—at 11358 Grandville Ave (approximately 5600 W) in South Jordan.


County to Host Three Open Houses to Discuss Jordan River Water Trail Plan

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation is hosting three open houses next week to invite the public to comment on the Jordan River Water Trail Master Plan. The project is designed to develop a comprehensive guide for the long-term development and improved safety of the Jordan River as a recreation amenity.


Shelter the Homeless is Seeking Representatives

Shelter the Homeless is seeking representatives to participate on its Neighborhood Advisory Committees for each of the surrounding neighborhoods near the three new Homeless Resource Centers.


Open Enrollment Under Medicaid Expansion

Monday, April 1, marks the first day of open enrollment for approximately 70,000-90,000 adults under Utah's Medicaid expansion.


Salt Lake County to Host Open House to Discuss New Regional Park in South Jordan

The public is invited to an open house to learn more about the updated master plan for Bingham Creek Regional Park on Thursday, March 28 from 6-8 pm. The event, to be held at Golden Fields Elementary School (10252 Split Rock Drive, South Jordan), will provide helpful information to residents regarding the park’s design and Phase I of construction.


County and Community Partners Launch ‘On the River’s Edge’ Ideas Competition

Salt Lake County and the Jordan River Foundation are coming together to encourage big ideas for how more families, businesses, and visitors can access and enjoy the Jordan River and its surrounding areas.


County and Community Partners Launch ‘On the River’s Edge’ Ideas Competition

Salt Lake County and the Jordan River Foundation are coming together to encourage big ideas for how more families, businesses, and visitors can access and enjoy the Jordan River and its surrounding areas.


Salt Lake County Library Gives a “Shhh”-outout to Ruth Vine Tyler on International Women’s Day

In 1939, Ruth Vine Tyler—the namesake of our cozy County Library branch in Midvale, was named the first director of Salt Lake County Library and began offering library services in two classrooms of the old Midvale School. Tyler was a trailblazer for women in the workplace 80 years ago, and she fearlessly led and administered library services, and guided the Library Board, for four decades—half of Salt Lake County Library’s existence.


Little Learners can Get Curious at the County Library

Are your kids curious about science and art? Little learners and their families are invited to build and explore, with hands-on play and interactive experiments, at the County Library’s second-annual Get Curious event.


Health Department Announces Youth Anti-Vaping Film Festival

E-cigarette use among Salt Lake County youth has increased 500% in the last seven years, and studies show the use of e-cigarettes often leads to smoking traditional cigarettes


Experience Human Stories of Muslims in America at the County Library’s Newest Exhibit

It is commonly said that we fear what we do not understand. That’s why, from February through April, a number of County Library branches will display exhibits to pair human stories with hard facts and quantify the contributions of Muslims in the United States, courtesy of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding and Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy.


Salt Lake County to Break Ground on Wheeler Historic Farm Outdoor Education Center

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation is celebrating the kickoff of construction for a new Outdoor Education Center at Wheeler Historic Farm, located at 6351 South 900 East in Murray, this Wednesday, January 30 at 10:30 am.


Salt Lake County to Break Ground on Wheeler Historic Farm Outdoor Education Center

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation is celebrating the kickoff of construction for a new Outdoor Education Center at Wheeler Historic Farm, located at 6351 South 900 East in Murray, this Wednesday, January 30 at 10:30 am.


The County Library and The Salt Lake Tribune to Host “Free Press = Free Society: Why Journalism Matters”

In an effort to provide the public with a better understanding of the challenges facing journalists, the County Library’s Tyler branch will host a discussion with Jennifer Napier-Pearce, editor of The Salt Lake Tribune.


The County Library Celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Chinese Railroad Workers with a Special Exhibit

During the 150th anniversary of the efforts of Chinese railroad workers, the County Library’s Viridian Event Center will host an exhibit honoring and detailing the contributions of Chinese-Americans to the construction of the U.S. Transcontinental Railroad.


Experience Chinese Culture at the County Library’s Chinese New Year Celebration

Celebrate the Year of the Pig and several Asian countries, cultures and customs at the County Library’s second-annual Chinese New Year event.